About the Charities
Helping Worthy Causes in the Highlands of Scotland
Amounts raised for charity have increased steadily over the years from £6,200 in 1986 (the inaugural year) to over £200,000 in recent years, a credit to the enthusiasm, preparation and sheer hard work of all those who contribute to the Challenge every year; the marshals and helpers, landowners, back-up teams, company sponsors, participants and the thousands of people who generously sponsor them.
In 2020 our main beneficiary will again be the Highland Hospice and in addition we will support several other charities who will be taking part to raise funds for their own particular special causes. These charities include MS Therapy Centre Inverness, Crossroads Skye, Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers, Highland Senior Citizens Network, Inverness Samaritans, DEBRA, Gairloch Car Scheme and Gairloch Aid & Mobility Support.
All sponsorship raised by participants will be split between our nominated charities. We regret we are unable to allow participants to raise money for any other charities of their own choice.
If you wish to contribute to the GWC 2020 charity effort, please follow the procedure below. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.
Pat Ross, GWC Secretary, 6 Durnamuck, Dundonnell, Ross-shire, IV23 2QZ
or Pay directly into our bank account:
Sort Code 80-22-60 (Bank of Scotland)
Account No 16197264
Name Great Wilderness Challenge
Logos for some GWC charities past and present. Click to open websites.